John Howson English, Irish & Scottish Folk Music Collection

Roy Last interview, part 01

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:20

  • Cultures

    English

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0011063 (copy of C1034/45)

  • Recording date

    1983-08-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    John Howson Collection

  • Recording locations

    Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England, UK

  • Interviewees

    Last, Roy, 1901- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Howson, John (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Howson, John

  • Abstract

    Roy Last talks to John Howson about his aunt and her exercise book full of old songs; old man from Walsham-le-Willows who used to sell songs sheets around Finningham over 100 years ago; (sings a very brief fragment of one of these songs, about Bury Gaol)

  • Description

    Item notes: Parts of this interview are published in John Howson's book "Many a good horseman: a survey of traditional music making in Mid Suffolk (Rochford: Musical Traditions in association with Veteran Tapes, 1993). Performance notes: Gordon Syrett (another traditional Suffolk singer, and friend of Roy Last) is also present and contributes to recording

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